Former Neosho High standout and Missouri State junior offensive lineman Aaron Clardy was one of 37 Bear players to earn a spot on the Missouri Valley Football Conference honor roll.

Former Neosho High standout and Missouri State junior offensive lineman Aaron Clardy was one of 37 Bear players to earn a spot on the Missouri Valley Football Conference honor roll.
To crack the honor roll, a student-athlete must record a 3.0 GPA for the specified term (Fall 2016), must have been on the football team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours enrolled in during that specified term.
Additionally, four Bear players earned the President’s Council Academic Award and nine others received the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award.
Clardy, a standout offensive lineman at Neosho as well as a state champion heavyweight wrestler his senior season, started all 11 games on the line his redshirt freshman season and played in five games last season.
During his redshirt season, Clardy was named Missouri State’s offensive scout team player of the year by the Bears’ coaching staff.
The Bears — coming off a 4-7 season — officially open their 2017 season on the road against in-state foe Missouri.